How to get my '93 chevy k1500 up and running?

Asked by Feb 12, 2015 at 01:58 PM about the 1993 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne Extended Cab LB RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just purchased a '93 chevy k1500 from a
friend. It has been sitting for two years prior
to its break down. I was informed that when
it broke down a bunch of white smoke
discharged from underneath the truck. Also
the car would stay on but would not move
when put into gear. They attempted to try
and get it going before they towed it to its
final destination where it say for two years.

Now the car does not start at all. It truns
over but the lights dim everytime like its not
getting enough juice despite buying a new
battery.  Took it to a shop to get fixed but
after a week there they were unable to get
the car started. They said there was no
power getting to the fuel pump and
distributor. They recommend me take it to a
shop to do the electrical work. I just got it
towed back to the house and now I'm
researching on how to get it up and
running. Any guidance will be very
appreciated. Thank you for reading.

1 Answer


Sounds like the original problem was the transmission. Or transmission related. Now, after 2 years of sitting, it could be a lot of things. Especially if it was parked outside the whole time. Clean all the battery cable connections at both ends. I'm sure they're dirty and possibly corroded from sitting. Once you get it cranking spray starting fluid down the throttle body. If it runs for a few seconds on the starting fluid it's a fuel problem. If not, you'll have to check for spark. HTH. -Jim

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